Surgery Is Complete!

Praise God!  Surgery is over and Greg tolerated it well.  The surgeon said the tumor was about the size that he expected…about the size of a quarter.  However, it was deeper than he thought.  Instead of being just on the wall of the heart, it was also in the muscle of the heart.  He says that it probably actually started growing in the muscle and just burst through the wall.  At this point, he has NO pacemaker…thank you Jesus!  They did place temporary wires in case the heart starts having pacing problems in the next few days.  If no problems, the wires will be removed.  He also did NOT require a blood transfusion!  Although, it is a real possibility that he may need one in the next few days.  The doctor said that he was able to obtain “negative margins” of about 5 mm. around the tumor.  Unfortunately, with the heart there is not as much room to establish margins as in other parts of the body.  He says that he removed all visible signs of the tumor.

Greg should be in the ICU in about 20-30 minutes.  Hoping to see him soon!  You all have been so faithful to pray for us, please take a few moments to thank and praise God with us!  He is faithful and He is good!!

Please continue to pray:

1. Pain will be well-managed

2. A pacemaker will not be needed

3. That I will be allowed to stay in the ICU with Greg as much as possible

4. That a transfusion will not be needed

Trusting His Plan,

Sandra

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ashley Gaddy
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 15:02:32

    We serve a Mighty God! Praying for all of you and will continue to do so! We love you!!

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  2. Michele Bradfield
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 15:04:33

    I read your update to Sam who has been worried. He said, “Good, good, good.”

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  3. Susan Dell
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 15:15:33

    I have tears of joy and relief to hear about this good outcome. We will continue to pray and trust God to bring healing! Matthew just texted me to say that Jacob is keeping him updated too. We are all prayerfully watching and waiting!!
    Love you all!!!

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  4. Mike & Kathy Masters
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 15:23:47

    Very emotional day. Thank you for keeping us posted. We continue to hope for good news and send you our very best wishes.

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  5. Joyce Harber
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 15:27:52

    So relieved and thankful for the positive outcome. You continue to be in and thoughts and prayers. Please know you have our support and love.

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  6. Mark Josey
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 15:29:35

    Praise Him!! I am so very happy for everyone!

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  7. Tracy Hulan
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 15:40:13

    Praise God! This is such good news! We will keep praying for a smooth recovery!
    love,
    Tracy & Bill

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  8. Dawn Jankowski
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 15:51:30

    I’ve been praying for ya’ll all throughout the day and will keep doing so…..God keeps bringing all of you to my mind & heart so I pray……

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  9. Lisa June
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 16:54:56

    So glad that things have gone so well so far. I know they will continue to go well. We will continue to pray for healing and strength for all of you! Love to all!

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  10. Valerie Martin
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 23:10:50

    Such a wonderful report Sandra. You all have been heavy on our hearts today and we will continue to lift you up in prayer. God is so GOOD!

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  11. Sandy
    Apr 01, 2013 @ 17:14:07

    Praying for you all! In Jesus name ~ Amen.

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